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We are pleased to announce that the ad-free version of Skydiver Drop Zone is now available to download for free from the GetJar website.
The GMC Game Jam winners have been announced and it's a tie for first place! Congratulations to TrueValhalla and Ziggler1 who will each recieve a copy of GameMaker:HTML5 amongst a host of other prize goodies.
Simply Poker Squares, the addictive solitaire card game, will be on sale at a new price of $0.99 (US), £0.69 (UK) and €0.79 (EUR), down from the original price of $2.99 (US), £1.99 (UK), €2.39 (EUR). This offer will be available until Tuesday 28th February 2012.
YoYo Games has been nominated for 3 categories in the Pocket Gamer 2012 Awards!
Help Froad catch his favourite bugs in this fun filled game for all the family
YoYo are delighted to welcome Piotr 'Gnysek' Gnys who joins our team today (all the way from Gdansk, Poland) as a Junior Games Programmer! Piotr was previously an administrator, PHP & GML developer at GMCLAN.
This year in the Netherlands the Creative Game Challenge is again taking place. This is a game development competition for Dutch highschool students, organized by Utrecht University and supported by YoYo Games. This year’s theme is Collisions. All games in the competition are created using GameMaker, and large prizes can be won. The top prize is 1500 euro. So all Dutch GameMaker users that are in highschool (VWO, HAVO, VMBO) are recommended to participate in the competition. You must register before the end of February and submit your game before the end of March. For more information, see: http://www.creativegamechallenge.nl/
We are lucky enough to have been asked to get involved with BAFTA’s Young Game Designer 2011 winners - Nose Dive Studios
It's that time again. Co-oinciding with the Global Game Jam this weekend, you are spoilt for choice :) Prizes include GameMaker:HTML5 and T-shirts from YoYo games and a whole host of donated community prizes! The standard for the entries has steadily been growing pretty high and we are excited to see what comes out from this. See the talented winners of the last jam here.
YoYo Games are the official sponsor of the Global Game Jam (GGJ)http://globalgamejam.org/ a 48hour event to take place worldwide on 27-29th January 2012.
YoYo Games are supplying entrants with GameMaker:HTML5 to use FREE to all entrants. This will be limited use for the competition purpose only and will expire once the competition is over, a whole 2 months in total expiring at the end of April (subject to the GGJ terms and conditions). Please see our YoYo Global Jam page here for full details!
Imagine, if you will, a world without Wikipedia, a world without Google, a world without sites like YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo, Reddit, even YoYoGames....got that image in your head? Good, read on..
You might think “Hah, you’re talking about the time before the internet,
or China, or Iran or something like that, yeah?” Sadly, we aren’t. This is a potential reality today, world wide.
By now, you have no doubt already heard of SOPA and it’s sister bill PIPA. It’s proponents wish to use it to stem the flow of copyrighted material, but unfortunately, it’s flawed, very, very flawed.
At YoYoGames, we respect copyright. We have a duty to protect our own material and certainly don’t want to infringe that of others. We know how hard it is to create and maintain; brands, intellectual property, goods and services.
Today the main news is that the popular crowd-sourced online encyclopedia is participating in an "Internet blackout" in protest of two controversial US anti-piracy bills: The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its Senate companion, the Protect IP Act (PIPA).
Happy New Year everyone!
YoYo Games – what's been going on? While things have appeared quiet over the holiday season, plenty has been going on under the surface. YoYo are gearing up for a very, very busy next 6 months! We will be traveling to various events and giving talks, networking and tirelessly spreading the word on GameMaker developments.
We’ve been watching closely the development of the Raspberry Pi which is tipped to capture the imaginations of a new generation with an “ultra-low-cost” computer the size of a credit card.
Russell and Mark were at Droidcon last week in Amsterdam. Mark was sitting on the program committee alongside other distinguished Dutch peers. Russell was giving a talk on YoYo Games and the forthcoming release of GameMaker Studio. Droidcon covers everything for the Android platform for mobile devices, which is being developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google. So far they’ve held conferences in Berlin, London and in Brussels. It was a diverse mix of game makers, advertising agencies and software types all very interested in our ability to hit multiple platforms with one code base.
Today we are very proud to announce the release of our latest, and also our first Freemium title for iOS and Android, Rick O’Shea!